Casual bar at the top of the Walk with Scandi food and an intimate vibe.
Like its laid-back Swedish sister bars, you know what you’re getting at Joseph Pearce’s: quirky décor, friendly-but-cool staff, generous food at decent prices and plenty of drinks. At JPs the menu is small – a couple of smörgåsbords, burgers, flatiron steak, salads, Swedish meatballs with mash – but the food is hearty. You can wash it down with a glass of house red or a pint of Caledonian ale and relax from your worldly woes for a moment. During the day children are welcome and the toys and high chairs come out, but evenings are for the big kids. You might catch a match, or DJ Jordy Deelight playing 90s house, or you could join the jogging club (currently doing a bit of plogging, where you pick up rubbish at the same time) on a run down to Sofi’s for a glass of lingonberry cordial. Community vibes abound.
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Rock/eclectic
- Live entertainment: Bands, DJs and various community clubs – check social media.
- Capacity: 200 (40 outdoors)
- Largest group: 50
- Open since: 2008
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 16
- House wine: £15 per bottle
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